In Extremadura, the landscape is linked to gastronomy and gastronomy is linked to the landscape. With aromas of rosemary, rockrose, thyme, lavender, and a thousand herbs that are steeped in the essence of their dishes. It has hints of acorns, countryside delights, green pastures and clear streams flowing down from snowy peaks.
Hints of chestnuts, olives, tomatoes and sweet and tasty fruits observed from a bird’s (or rather vulture’s) eye view. Flavors of nature that permeate Caceres’ meat, sausages and cheeses, from Las Hurdes to Tierra de Barros, through the Valleys of Jerte and Ibor, through the plains or the water of La Serena, or even the Banks of the Guadiana river, the Sierra de Gata, Villuercas and the thousand Meadows appearing on the horizon.
Do you want to savor Extremadura?
Wine tourism has been on vogue for some years now and is expected to remain fashionable for a long time. Wine has something special about it that is attracting more and more people every year. Most world-class wineries in Spain are open to visitors, offering luxury beauty treatments and 5-star stays. This is a business that involves much more than grapes, and where you can even participate in the wine harvest. For free, of course. There are also museums where you can learn the best of wine culture without having to bend down to pick grapes.
Winter is here and we cannot wait for it to snow! It always makes the little ones happy, and not just for playing. Without any doubt, skiing is a family sport for children and adults alike. For families with very young children who can’t ski (yet), there are many winter resorts that provide skiers parents with activities, games and lessons so that their children discover this sport safely, comfortably and in a fun way. Let’s tour the best ski resorts 5 wonderful winter resorts perfect for skiing with children!
Although it may seem that winter is not the best time of the year for a road trip, if you are a sensible driver and pay special attention to the weather, there are areas in Spain that are worth visiting during the coldest months, and their complex and steep ground makes them very suitable to be discovered by car. One of them is the Aragon Pyrenees, an area of beautiful forests and green meadows, lakes, countless streams and rivers, high peaks and large granite masses. Undoubtedly, this rugged environment is considered the mecca of high mountain experiences in Spain.
During December, the Christmas market on Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is flooded by fir trees, outlandish wigs , nativity pieces and, of course, many, many children. Every tourist and family in town can’t miss the tradition of visiting the mythical market at least once. However, those looking for the perfect gift outside mainstream commercial routes in the capital, should keep in mind that the pop-up market season just started. The best pop-up stores open their doors in unique locations (such as palaces, greenhouses, etc.) to show the latest trends proposed by craftspeople and designers. Here, Christmas shopping becomes a complete entertainment experience, given the fact that most of these markets have additional concerts, playgrounds, food trucks…
Winter in Extremadura
This winter, let’s head south to the Spanish region of Extremadura where we will be able to explore the areas of Tentudia and Sierra Suroeste. These landscapes will transport us to the times of Knights Templar, Arab legends and endless battles . This land is marked by hills and meadows of oaks, the silent witnesses during centuries of military conflicts between Muslims and Christians. This is the reason why we can still run into citadels and fortresses today that help us imagine the kind of life the inhabitants of this region lived for centuries . This is a route to feel like a real medieval knight!